Jeanne Crain Overview:

Legendary actress, Jeanne Crain, was born Jeanne Elizabeth Crain on May 25, 1925 in Barstow, CA. Crain died at the age of 78 on Dec 14, 2003 in Santa Barbara, CA and was laid to rest in Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, CA.



Although Crain was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best ActressPinky (1949)PinkyNominated

Jeanne Crain's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #86 on Oct 17, 1949.

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Happy Birthday,

By Stephen Reginald on May 25, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

Happy Birthday, I’m a huge fan of . She was one of the most popular movie stars from the mid-to-late 1940s to the early 1950s.A favorite of studio chief Daryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century-Fox, Crain was cast as the girl next door in the mold of Janet Gaynor, several ... Read full article

, Scott Brady, and Thelma Ritter star in "The Model and the Marriage Broker"

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 4, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

, Scott Brady, and Thelma Ritter star in "The Model and the Marriage Broker" The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951 was directed by George Cukor and stars Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady, and Thelma Ritter. Ritter has a rare starring role as marriage broker Mae Swasey. Her office is loc... Read full article

The Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide:

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 7, 2023 From 4 Star Films

As we do periodically, we wanted to help classic films fans get better acquainted with some of the stars of yore. This week we’d like to focus on the career of . Crain (1925-2003) was an actress who came to the attention of audiences in the 1940s and 50s. She was known as a lovely ... Read full article

wishes us a Happy Thanksgiving

By Stephen Reginald on Nov 24, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

wishes us a Happy Thanksgiving and The Classic Movie Man wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Posted by Stephen Reginald at 6:00 AM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: Classic Movie Man, Jeanner Crain, T... Read full article

, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern receive “A Letter to Three Wives”

By Stephen Reginald on May 27, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern receive “A Letter to Three Wives” A Letter to Three Wives (1949) is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring , Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern. The supporting cast includes Kirk Doug... Read full article

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Jeanne Crain Quotes:

Harry Ware: Biggest boar in the world, I bet.
Margy Frake: All depends on how you spell it.

Connie Jones: Dreams? I'm having nightmares in CinemaScope!

Margy Frake: Pat!
Pat Gilbert: Yes?
Margy Frake: I was only talking. I couldn't marry anybody but you. Ever!

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Jeanne Crain Facts
Crain obtains an interlocutory divorce decree, each spouse claiming the other has been unfaithful. Crain also claims Brooks has been abusive (6 August 1956).

Although frequently cast in musicals, she herself was not a singer. Louanne Hogan was specifically under contract so that she could dub the singing in all her musicals.

Measurements: 34B-24-34 (measured by "Life" magazine, 1944), 36 1/2B-24-36 (filming Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

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